This weekend (September 12-13) promises to be a busy one: So many wonderful activities, so many places to visit. Yesterday we mentioned the Wine and Food (and Polo) Festival at The Plains, today we are travelling to Monticello for The 3rd Annual Heritage Harvest Festival, Saturday, September 12th.
Monticello and the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange have planned a full day of events on Montalto, Thomas Jefferson’s High Mountain which overlooks the historic home and gardens and offers a panoramic view of the Piedmont. The 10 AM-4 PM event promotes regional food, organic gardening, and the preservation of traditional agriculture. Don’t worry, there’ll be fruit and vegetable tastings to entice you into joining the growing gardening movement, chef demos, workshops, and children’s activities. Come early (8 AM) for the “Old-Timey Seed Swap.”
If you’re in the area on Friday afternoon (Noon-3:30 PM), there will be some teaser events hosted by the Center for Historic Plants (CHP) which will include tours of the display grardens and nursery at Tufton Farm (go 1.3 miles east of Monticello on the Thomas Jefferson Parkway (Rt. 53), take a left before the Simeon Market at a sharp right curve and proceed .6 mile on Milton Rd (Rt. 732) to Tufton entrance. Take a left and follow driveway to CHP headquarters in grey barn). Call 434-984-9816 for additional information.
Here’s a complete schedule to help you plan out your day.
It’ll be fun.